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Under Wraps: Collecting Vintage Candy Wrappers In New York

It's seven p.m. on election night, yet a steady flow of pedestrians are still streaming in to the London Candy Co. to assuage their sweet tooths with imported delights--and to calm their caffeine jitters with gourmet coffee. Beneath the Upper East Side shop's Day-Glo paintings and amid its colorful displays of Chupa-Chups and shelves stocked with Curly-Wurly bars is Jason Liebig, shuffling through a sampling of his personal collection of candy packaging--bright plastic and paper wrappers that most would consider trash, or at best a tease.

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